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P.T. Anderson: Every Feature Film RANKED

With a new film on the way, now's the time to rank The Master's feature films.

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Cinefile favourite Paul Thomas Anderson started principal photography on his latest feature this August; an as-yet-untitled 1970s set drama, with a cast including Bradley Cooper, Alana Haim, Benny Safdie, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman's son Cooper Hoffman. The project concerns a high schooler, played by Cooper Hoffman, who becomes a Hollywood child actor.

Anyone familiar with Anderson's work knows that the film was set to be an top class slice of cinema, regardless of the subject, but with a story that seems to echo elements of the director's stellar Boogie Nights, excellence is all but guaranteed.

An alumnus of the Sundance Institute, Anderson came out the gate running with his debut Hard Eight and hasn't stopped since, with acclaimed feature after acclaimed feature over the last 24 years since. Anderson's last released project was a short project for Netflix with Thom Yorke accompanying the musician's third studio album, Anima. Now, Anderson is set to return to the big screens once again after this musical interlude.

With that in mind, there's no better time to open up the filmography of P.T.A and see exactly what goes where, ranking his eight feature films from worst to best.

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